Slate’s Sports Podcast on the Sad Resolution to the Tarmoh-Felix Dead Heat Contretemps

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July 2 2012 5:56 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Hot Hot Dead Heat Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Jeneba Tarmoh-Allyson Felix controversy, Spain’s Euro 2012 victory, and the dawn of a college football playoff.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the dead heat between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh and other Olympic Trials goings on. Franklin Foer also joins the show to discuss Spain’s big win over Italy at Euro 2012 and the crazed genius of Italy’s Mario Balotelli. Finally, they talk about the arrival at long last of a playoff system in college football.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Yurchenkos:

Stefan’s Yurchenko: The gallery-free third round at the AT&T National golf tournament and more great moments in crowdless sports history.

Josh’s Yurchenko: Yaroslava Shvedova’s golden set, the only other golden set in pro tennis history, and the even more elusive golden match.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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